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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
59
Imaging
40
Features
57
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Fujifilm HS35EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Push to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 687g - 131 x 97 x 126mm
  • Revealed January 2013
  • Succeeded the Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Refreshed by Fujifilm HS50 EXR
Samsung WB850F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 109 x 62 x 25mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F Overview

Lets look much closer at the Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Samsung. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm HS35EXR (16MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is fairly similar but the Fujifilm HS35EXR (1/2") and WB850F (1/2.3") use different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm HS35EXR was unveiled 13 months after the WB850F making the cameras a generation away from one another. The two cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm HS35EXR being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung WB850F being a Compact camera.

Before diving through a complete comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the Fujifilm HS35EXR grades versus the WB850F when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm HS35EXR over the Samsung WB850F

 Fujifilm HS35EXR WB850F 
IntroducedJanuary 2013January 2012More modern by 13 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Fujifilm HS35EXR

 WB850F Fujifilm HS35EXR 
Display resolution614k460kClearer display (+154k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Samsung WB850F

 Fujifilm HS35EXR WB850F 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither offers Touch friendly display

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera, you will need to take into account its weight and size. The Fujifilm HS35EXR offers physical dimensions of 131mm x 97mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") and a weight of 687 grams (1.51 lbs) while the Samsung WB850F has specifications of 109mm x 62mm x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0") accompanied by a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

Analyze the Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you choose at that moment. Below is the front view dimensions comparison of the Fujifilm HS35EXR compared to the WB850F.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm HS35EXR and WB850F is 59 and 91 respectively.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be difficult to visualize the gap between sensor sizes merely by reviewing a spec sheet. The image here might give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and WB850F.

Clearly, both cameras have got the exact same megapixels but different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm HS35EXR includes the larger sensor which should make getting bokeh easier. The younger Fujifilm HS35EXR provides an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Portrait photography details
Samsung WB850F Portrait photography details
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manual focus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
offers face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
sensor size is very small (1/2")
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focusing manually
good resolution (16MP)
supports face detect focus
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Street photography features
Samsung WB850F Street photography features
55
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
sensor size is very small (1/2")
more heavy than competition (687 grams)
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (250 grams)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Sports photography highlights
Samsung WB850F Sports photography highlights
55
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
good battery power (600 shots)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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incredible zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
supports tracking focus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Travel photography highlights
Samsung WB850F Travel photography highlights
53
good battery power (600 shots)
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (687 grams)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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lighter than average in class (250 grams)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (23mm)
long zoom (483mm)
no Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Landscape photography camera
53
manual focus
really wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16MP)
exports RAW files
good battery power (600 per charge)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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focusing manually
relatively wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Vlogging features
Samsung WB850F Vlogging features
25
really wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
doesn't have microphone port
more heavy than competition (687 grams)
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relatively wide (23mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average in class (250g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
no microphone support
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm HS35EXR and Samsung WB850F
 Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXRSamsung WB850F
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Samsung
Model Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR Samsung WB850F
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-01-07 2012-01-09
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor EXR -
Sensor type EXRCMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.4 x 4.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 30.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 12800 -
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.6 5.8
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 614 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor with Sunny Day mode AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 11.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.10 m (Wide: 30cm - 7.1m / Tele: 2.0m - 3.8m ) 3.50 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 687 gr (1.51 lbs) 250 gr (0.55 lbs)
Dimensions 131 x 97 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") 109 x 62 x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 600 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-W126 SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat)) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $380 $599